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by davidmiles
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

Today I've been checking out local tool retailers, I'm after some dollies, I need at least two to get the car up the drive into the garage, so I can start restoration work now its nearly stripped. my local auto factors want £80 for a pair! yet classics monthly has an ad by "machine mart" for a pair ...
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

Thats very kind of you wib, hope you can find a good home for all that stuff, is a lot of it minor related?
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

scratch one fuel tank, I think something once lived in here, when I stripped it off the car today some "strangely brown" mud came out onto my nice clean driveway. the picture shows it being stripped of the chassis support strips, Unsure if they come with a new chassis, kept them as a pattern just in...
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

you sir are a total gent. Thanks Matt.
One thing Ive really enjoyed since I started this is the amazing support and help I've had from everyone, Its great and I'll continue to keep you all posted about my progress with lots of pictures, (cos I know Tog likes pictures) on this thread.
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

It's one of those Morris Garages<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

Tog, I wish I was on something, I ache. Still ,day off from shift work today, I can spend some time in the sun when the car's wrapped up, and the drive's swept of rust, and the tools are away, and the scrap chassis parts are taken to the council tip........
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

Well thank you, both of you, Its my first ever restoration. It's something Ive always wanted to do, I did do a BSA C11 motorbike a couple of years back. All that needed doing was strip re-paint and re- wire. nothing like this. Ive been an armchair restorer for so long, I've got all the books, so I h...
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

today more nuckle scraping and the cab rear panel came free.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

Matt, your're a very kind human being, can we leave it. My shedule for the next couple of months is mad. Thanks for the offer mate, please don't be offended.
by davidmiles
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

Here's a shot that just goes to show, I've got a weldathon this year<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

Ok matt understood, when are you next in SUSSEX, maybe we could arrange a meet up and I could give them a good home.
by davidmiles
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

Oh yes, I'll be looking for a replacement chassis this summer, and loads of other bits, here comes summer and auto jumble time!
by davidmiles
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

That door was totally nackered, so off it came. I'm starting to see the picture more clearly now, with so much metal gone, Its clearer what's rusted away.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

mind you that cut edge is razor sharp, but the bolts are easy to get at now. Can anyone reasure me that wings and doors of pickups are standard, same as the saloon/traveller?<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

Is that a Naval 5 inch gun leyther? looks like its come from a WW2 Flower Class Corvette. Anyway, back to work on the old Pickup, wing removal must be a doddle compared with fitting replacements.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

several options there, thanks Les. J sorry to let you down, theres not going to be any reving up and burning rubber at the traffic lights here, I'm putting things back to how they were. Well, thats the plan. plain and simple 50 miles an hour, where everyone knows you're a slow classic so why bother ...
by davidmiles
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

safely stored in the garage awaiting restoration.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

looks very prosaic without the rear bed on it<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 1)
Replies: 717
Views: 106003

Today the bed came free, after much scraping of knuckles the last rusted bolt came out, with a screech of metal the sides slide out from between the cab rear panel and the boxed section rear door frame.<br>Image<br>
by davidmiles
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spare tire bracket assembly on a '61 pickup
Replies: 25
Views: 3807

and the exposed side when fitted.<br>Image<br>